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At St Joseph’s, we truly value sport and physical education, and aim for all our children to experience a range of sporting activities during their time here.


Currently, our children can experience:


  • Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Tag Rugby
  • Netball
  • Tri-Golf
  • Basketball

This year, we have used the ‘Sports Premium’ to add to our existing clubs. As a result, we can now offer even more to our pupils. We are also using this funding to:


  • Invest in additional specialist coaching through Rossendale Leisure Trust
  • Take part in the ‘Rossendale Sports Plan’ with increased competitions available
  • Improve our range of equipment, meaning more clubs and higher-quality sessions
  • Increase the number of swimming lessons with smaller class sizes, so that every child can learn to swim before they leave St Joseph’s
  • Improve teachers’ training in PE education, meaning better lessons.

St Joseph's Sports News


On Tuesday 6th February Miss Moore took the KS2 Girls Table tennis team to a competition at All Saints.  Many schools from Rossendale competed and some pupils from All Saints RC High school were umpiring.  Well done to Shannon K and Eva R who came 3rd and 4th in the competition.


On Thursday 7th of December Mrs Kay took 3 KS2 children to take part in the indoor Athletics competition at Fearns High school.  I am very pleased and proud to say we came 2nd in the whole competition!  A big well done to Max T, Charlotte M and Sean H.


On Friday the 8th of December Miss Moore took a large group of Y5/6 children to the Rossendale indoor Athletics competition at Fearns.  The whole team preformed wonderfully and showed great teamwork throughout the event. We came 3rd out of the small schools in Rossendale.


On Friday the 24th of November the year 5/6 mixed Dodgeball team entered the competition at Fearns High School. The team worked really well together and were very honest when playing. I am very pleased to say that we came 3rd in the competition and this was a major achievement.


On Wednesday 15th of November the year 4 mixed tennis team entered the competition at Fearns High School. The team preformed really well and collectively they came 2nd.


On Wednesday the 11th of October we took part in the mixed Year 5/6 football competition at Fearns High School. The weather was horrendous but this did not dampen our team spirit. The team preformed some fantastic passes and showed great sportsmanship throughout the games.